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Featuring a creative plant-based restaurant at the garden and located in the heart of Funchal, ASPA - Alegria Studios is a 3-minutes walk away from the restaurants and La Vie Shopping Center and 8-minutes walk from the Cathedral and Marina. The Farmer's Market and the Old Town are both 16-minutes walk away.

The studios feature free high-speed WiFi, fully equipped kitchenette, flat-screen TV with international channels, private bathroom with bathtub, as well as toiletries and hairdryer.

Guests can taste a local freshly made breakfast at the garden or in the studio and benefit from the facilities of Aspa´s sister property – Aspa São Paulo Studios – located 40 yards away, which includes a panoramic terrace, a wine cellar, a meeting room and a reception.

The property can help with customised programmes around the island including countryside accommodation and organize taxi transfers to and from the Madeira Airport, which is 8.7 miles away.

This is our guests' favourite part of Funchal, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

ASPA - Alegria Studios has been welcoming guests since 24 Feb 2010.

Currency exchange: Need local currency? This property offers currency exchange on site.

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Funchal, this property has an excellent location score of 9.2

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Private parking available


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  • The staff speak English
Closest beaches
  • Almirante Reis Beach

    7.3 Good beach
    1,200 yards from property
  • Gorgulho - Gavinas Beach

    7.6 Good beach
    1.4 miles from property
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Managed by ASPA- Apartamentos São Paulo e Alegria

Company review score: 9.1Based on 716 reviews from 3 properties
3 managed properties

Company information

ASPA - Apartmentos São Paulo Alegria started 34 years ago, by the hand of the current owner, José Mendonça, with the mission of offering an alternative accommodation in which guests could truly feel at home. The ASPA - Alegria Studios is the latest property associated (2014), being the sister property - ASPA- São Paulo Studios, 20 meters away. At ASPA the atmosphere is relaxed, the communication informal and the team warm and available. The company has grown and includes a countryside property, Madeira Sunset Cottage, that provides accommodation for our guests wishing to tour the island.

Property information

ASPA - Alegria Studios is located in a beautiful building from the early 20th century, of traditional Madeiran architecture. High ceilings and the original wood board floors grant character and create a welcoming atmosphere to the place. The studios were designed to cater for the needs of autonomous travellers seeking comfort, centrality and convenience. Our studios provide high speed WiFi, kitchenettes equipped for home-cooking and convenience services within walking distance (supermarket, restaurants, bus stations, aerobus and the harbour). Our guests can also practice yoga and enjoy vegetarian lunches and dinners in the garden. At 40 meters from this property, guests can benefit from the facilities of a sister's property ASPA - São Paulo Studios, where the reception is located. In this building guests also have access to the breakfast room, meeting room, panoramic terrace and wine cellar. Express check-in is available whenever the time of arrival is notified.

Neighbourhood information

Our studios are located in the well known historical area of the city of Funchal, in the corner of Rua da Carreira, and surrounded by numerous points of interest, restaurants and shopping areas. The marina, old town, farmer's market and the cable car are all within walking distance. In the mediations of the building you will find the English Church as well as some of the most beautiful museums in Madeira, such as Quinta das Cruzes.

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Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
What's nearby
  • Quinta das Cruzes Museum
    0.2 miles
  • Funchal's Museum of Natural History
    0.2 miles
  • Frederico de Freitas Museum
    0.2 miles
  • Marina do Funchal
    0.3 miles
  • Madeira Casino
    0.4 miles
  • Sacred Art Museum
    0.4 miles
  • Mar Avenue
    0.4 miles
  • Santa Clara Monastery
    0.4 miles
  • Cathedral of Funchal
    0.4 miles
  • Funchal Toy Museum
    0.7 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Sabores Alentejanos
    0 miles
  • Cafe/bar A Confeitaria
    0.1 miles
Top attractions
  • Sao Tiago Fort
    1 miles
  • Madeira Botanical Garden
    1.4 miles
  • Pico dos Barcelos Viewpoint
    1.6 miles
  • Monte Palace Tropical Garden
    1.9 miles
  • Gomes' Pools
    2.1 miles
  • Quinta do Palheiro Ferreiro
    2.8 miles
  • Girao Cape
    5.2 miles
  • Reis Magos Beach
    5.3 miles
  • Santana's traditional houses
    11 miles
Natural beauty
  • Sea/ocean Marina do Funchal
    0.4 miles
  • Mountain Pico do Arieiro
    12.4 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Almirante Reis Beach
    1,200 yards
  • Gorgulho - Gavinas Beach
    1.4 miles
  • Formosa Beach
    2.1 miles
  • Vigário Beach
    3.6 miles
  • Cristo Rei Beach
    3.7 miles
Closest airports
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport
    8.7 miles
  • Porto Santo Airport
    44.1 miles
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Facilities of ASPA - Alegria Studios
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden
  • Children's high chair
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Cooking class
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Themed dinner nights Off-site Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Personal trainer
  • Yoga classes
  • Massage chair
  • Full body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Snorkelling Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Massage Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs EUR 7.50 per day.
  • Street parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Babysitting/child services Additional charge
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Business centre Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box Additional charge
  • Grocery deliveries Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Packed lunches
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese
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Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules ASPA - Alegria Studios takes special requests - add in the next step!


14:00 - 23:30

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


Until 12:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
Extra bed upon request
€ 5.25 per child, per night
3 - 5 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 5.25 per child, per night
6+ years
Extra bed upon request
€ 10.50 per person, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa JCB ASPA - Alegria Studios accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 23:00 and 07:00.


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

The fine print

Guests are kindly requested to inform the hotel in advance of their estimated time of arrival, and flight number, since the front desk is not open 24-hours a day. This can be noted in the Comments Box during booking or by contacting the hotel/property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

For reservations for more than 4 rooms, specific policies may apply. The hotel will contact guests for further information.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Please inform ASPA - Alegria Studios in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

License number: 68903/AL

FAQs about ASPA - Alegria Studios

  • The prices at ASPA - Alegria Studios may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Guests staying at ASPA - Alegria Studios can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to ASPA - Alegria Studios by:

    • Airport shuttle (public) 30min

  • Check-in at ASPA - Alegria Studios is from 14:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • ASPA - Alegria Studios is 750 yards from the centre of Funchal.

  • ASPA - Alegria Studios offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Snorkelling
    • Diving
    • Back massage
    • Personal trainer
    • Hand massage
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Foot massage
    • Bike tours
    • Massage chair
    • Cooking class
    • Neck massage
    • Walking tours
    • Full body massage
    • Themed dinner nights
    • Head massage
    • Yoga classes

  • Room options at ASPA - Alegria Studios include:

    • Studio